CREATED Jan. 8, 2013
NAPLES, Fla.- Dozens of kids and adults dug in to help save Clam Pass in Naples last week. Those on the beach grabbed shovels and started digging.
"It just seemed like it was a shame nothing was getting done," said Rod McKay, who started the project with his son.
Sand has clogged the pass since stormed passed over the area during the summer, and erased the estuary that connects the bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
Volunteers are worried that if it is not repaired, the bay will deteriorate.On Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners will address the issue. The board will vote on whether to declare the closure of Clam Pass an emergency. They will also look into how soon dredging could begin.
The board will also decide whether to approve agreements for planning, permitting and engineering services related to Clam Pass.